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October 9, 2023

The 7 best team building venues in Manchester

Sometimes it is needed to get your colleagues out of the office and talk about something other than work. It's okay to escape from the boss for the day, from spreadsheets and statistics and dull water-cooler chat In fact, it is more important than ever to spend quality time as a crew and get to know the people you work with, outside of a corporate setting.

Manchester is a great place for team building. It is the second largest city in the UK and has everything you need, and even some things you don't.

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1. Go with the flow with your team: Paradise Skate Manchester


Take a trip to an alternate reality and head to Paradise Skate Manchester. Lace up your boots and dance your way around the rink for up to 60 mins in this Deansgate spot.

Group packages for various sizes are available so whether you are 12 guests or 30+, enquire now for an interstellar team building activity. Want something larger? Hire the venue exclusively for up to 250 guests to relieve your 1970s deep space fantasy.

Once the skating is done and you have worked up an appetite, rest your feet at the Paradise lounge and bar with a cosmic range of cocktails and space snacks.

Or try an event like Galactic Saturdays. With DJs, cocktails and even a glitter station, this night brings the sparkle to the disco ball.

Don't worry about ability. All you need is the attitude to go with the flow.

2. A 5* hotel for team building in Manchester: Hotel Gotham


If you are looking for a fun day out with your colleagues for some team building Hotel Gotham has plenty of space to accommodate your brief.

The highly experienced Gotham crew will help organise your event, offering bespoke menus, cocktails and packages for up to 120 people.

This Grade II listed building is 5* setting for any event, with decadence and sophistication rooted at the heart of everything.

It is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly station and is very well connected to tram links.

3. A simulation shooting range for team building in Manchester: Point Blank


Point Blank in Manchester is a simulation shooting range suitable for team-building activities.

With over 200 shooting scenarios and a large supply of cocktails and pizza, this would be a great day out for any business team away from the office.

There are six replica guns to choose from and high-quality visuals, so group up and play against each other or collectively.

There is plenty of space when it comes to the number of people playing, as Point Blank host both events large and small.

It is just a short walk from Manchester Victoria station.

4. An immersive escape room for team building in Manchester: Breakout


This is an immersive and atmospheric escape room in the heart of Manchester.

For a day out doing team building with your work team, Breakout is a great place to visit. With a wide range of escape rooms to choose from, whether it be the Cursed Carnival or The Detective Agency room, every space requires collaboration with those around you to escape on time.

You can book for both large and small group sizes and even play from home if you are wanting to do this activity virtually.

It is just a short walk from Manchester Victoria station

5. A 3D experience for team building in Manchester: Crystal Maze


The Crystal Maze experience is a novel team-building venue in Manchester.

Based on the tv show in the ’90s (recently revived with Richard Ayoade at the helm), Crystal Maze has become a 3D reality. This is a space where your team take on problems and challenges both mental and physical to get on the leaderboards.

The conceit is to find the crystals and collect as many as possible in the time you have to win.

Both large and small group sizes are welcome at the Crystal Maze.

It is just a short journey from Deansgate station.

6. A blank canvas for team building in Manchester: Department Bonded Warehouse


Department Bonded Warehouse offers an industrial-style workshop space in the heart of Manchester.

For a team-building event with your colleagues, this space is practically a blank canvas to organise a day out of the office.

This venue includes boardroom seating for 12, a video conferencing system and complimentary refreshments.

The Workshop space at Department Bonded Warehouse is easily accessible from Deansgate station.

7. A high tea team building experience in Manchester: Didsbury House Hotel


For a team activity in style away from the office, Didsbury House Hotel offers The Blue Room and the Boardroom for your next event.

With high ceilings and light-letting bay windows and a home-away-from-home feel, you can enjoy high with your colleagues and enjoy the space and some company away from work.

These rooms can be hired separately or collectively for up to 45 people.

It is just a short journey from East Didsbury station.

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How to hire a team building venue in Manchester

We know that finding a venue the old-fashioned way (where you trawl the internet, contact 10 venues or set your heart on one, only to find that they're out of your price range and not even available on your dates) is a pain, and there are a few pitfalls between you and booking your perfect team building venue. Getting the venue finding process down to a professional art is what we’ve made our mission ever since we took on the events industry. We often get asked the same questions, so here's what we recommend to quickly and easily hire a space in Manchester.

Frequently asked questions

For team-building venues in Manchester, you're spoilt for choice. Here are a few extra special ones that we vouch for:

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There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a team-building venue. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book a Manchester team-building venue. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best team-building venues in Manchester and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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